Summer Water Safety for Nannies and Au Pairs

Make Water Safety Your PriorityBy American Red Cross Each year, more than 830 children ages 14 and under die as a result of unintentional drowning. On average, an annual 3,600 injuries occur to children due to a near-drowning incident. Home swimming pools are the most common site for a drowning to occur for a child […]

Should Families That Have a Home Pool Only Hire Nannies That Can Swim?

Have You Ever Been Asked During a Job Interview if You Can Swim? Being Able to Swim Can Help You Land a Great Nanny Job in a Tough Economy It’s no joke, according to the National Safety Council an estimated 5,000 children ages 14 and under are hospitalized due to unintentional drowning-related incidents each year; […]

Do You Know Anyone Who Had a Child Drown in their Family Pool?

The Tragic Death of 7-Year Old Girl Becomes the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool & Spa Safety Act The Virginia Graeme Baker Pool & Spa Safety Act (P&SS Act) takes its name from Virginia Graeme Baker, a young girl who drowned after she was trapped under water by the powerful suction from a hot tub drain. A […]

Has a Child in Your Care Ever Fallen into a Pool?

Nannies and Au Pairs: Residential Pool and Spa Safety For pool or spa owners, (and caregivers working in a home with a pool or spa), it is essential to adopt water safety steps to assure the safety of children in and around the water. By installing safety devices and observing proper water safety behaviors, parents and […]

Do You Work for a Family That Has a Pool?

Products Nannies and Au Pairs Love: Safety Turtle Child Immersion Alarm There’s nothing more frightening than a child wandering off and falling into a pool or body of water. That’s why we really love the Safety Turtle Wristband It’s an ingenious wireless wristband that sounds an alarm at a wireless base-station receiver the instant a child […]

Can You Swim?

Being Able to Swim Can Help You Land a Great Nanny Job in a Tough Economy It’s no joke, according to the National Safety Council an estimated 5,000 children ages 14 and under are hospitalized due to unintentional drowning-related incidents each year; 15 percent die in the hospital and as many as 20 percent suffer […]

Children’s Books About Water Safety

Weekly Trip to the Library On Thursday we linked to the NY Daily News report of a nanny and a child in her care had drowned in a residential pool. Click here to see that story. With this tragedy on our minds it’s only fitting to recommend two children’s books about water safety for this […]

Au Pairs and Nannies Can’t Be Too Safe this Summer

Make Water Safety Your Priority By American Red Cross After learning about the tragic drowning death of a nanny and a child under her care in a pool yesterday (click here to see the story) it is vital to remind nannies and au pairs of the importance of practicing water safety and drowning prevention. Each […]

New York Nanny Took Cold Medicine, Slept While Baby Drowned in Mop Bucket

Yesterday we discussed water safety for nannies and au pairs. Yesterday Fox News calls a New York childcare worker a nanny but she was really a daycare worker. Regardless of the caregiver’s job title a tragic drowning is a reminder to all nannies and au pairs to closely monitor children around water. NEW YORK — […]

Top 3 Rules of Water Safety for Nannies and Au Pairs

Supervise, Supervise, Supervise Swimming, boating, fishing — water sports are among the favorite activities in the summer. Everyone seems to want to be near the water, or in it, during the summer, Whether at ocean, lake or pool, chances are that you will have to take care of your charges while they are engaged in […]